Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed the final process and timelines for ScotWind Leasing going forward.
Following the launch of ScotWind Leasing in June 2020, Crown Estate Scotland will issue the Post-adoption Addendum to ScotWind Leasing on Friday 15 January 2021, which will confirm the final arrangements for the submission of applications.
However, Crown Estate Scotland will be able to provide clarity in response to requests for certain final arrangements after that time and up to the nearest closing date for applications.
The closing date for applications to ScotWind Leasing will be Wednesday 31 March 2021.
In the near future, Crown Estate Scotland will also provide more information to registered applicants, detailing some of the technical aspects of the arrangements which will be entirely covered by the Post-adoption Addendum, in order to provide further clarity as soon as possible.
“Following publication of the Sectoral Marine Plan last week, we’re now setting out our plans for the coming months. By confirming the closing date for applications we hope to give clarity to both applicants and wider stakeholders as to our proposed timeline. We are also providing further information to help potential applicants make informed decisions about their applications.
“When selecting both of these dates, Crown Estate Scotland has taken stock of the current state of play in the wider offshore wind sector, and we believe the certainty we are providing today will be important for developers who have an interest in various different markets and leasing processes.”John Robertson, head of energy & infrastructure at Crown Estate Scotland.